Weeks Bay Volunteer Opportunities

Location: 11300 US Hwy 98, Fairhope, AL 36532

Coordinating Agency: Weeks Bay NERR

Contact Name: Angela Underwood

Contact Email: angela.underwood@dcnr.alabma.gov

Contact Phone: (251) 508-7782



  • Docent Led Programs
    • Work with staff to develop and implement regularly scheduled programs (monthly, quarterly, etc.) for various audiences.
      • i.e., bird watching, boardwalk talks, litter cleanups, native plant class


  • Education Assistant
    • Assist education staff with P-12 fieldtrips and adult programs as needed
    • Assist education staff in developing new programs as needed


  • Trail Maintenance
    • Trimming brush, removing limbs from trails, weed eating, invasive species removal, maintaining interpretive signage


  • Grounds Keeping
    • General weeding, trimming, planting; monthly or as needed
    • Help maintain pollinator garden


  • Phenology Trail
    • Assist staff in completing the steps to make Reserve trails part of the Gulf Coast Phenology Trail
    • Volunteer to monitor plant species as part of the phenology trail project-time commitment TBD


  • Microplastics Sampling
    • Learn microplastics sampling and analysis protocol
    • Collect sediment and water samples from sites along Weeks Bay and analyze for microplastics quarterly


  • Nurdle Patrol (nurdle = a very small pellet of plastic which serves as raw material in the manufacture of plastic products)


  • Alabama Coastal Cleanup- 3rd Saturday September each year
    • Help staff recruit volunteers for coastal cleanup
    • Help captain the Weeks Bay Site